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Soapbox: World Toilet Day - what can you do?
Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Although it's unthinkable for those of us living in the more wealthy parts of the world, it is a harsh reality that one in three people on our tiny planet don't have access to either a toilet or drinkable water.
Poor sanitation and lack of access to clean water is one of the world's key issues.
The humble toilet can be a stepping stone to a healthier life, greater dignity, freedom, equality between women, men, girls and boys, and a major catalyst to the development of communities and countries.
So what can you do about it? You can play your part and the very least you can do is support World Toilet Day.
It's now less than a fortnight away and on 19th November - the same date every year - World Toilet Day will endeavour to raise awareness of sanitation issues and highlight the plight of those one in three people - that's 2.5 billion - who don't have access to proper sanitation.
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association supports the aims and ideals of World Toilet Day. It its own way the BMA promotes the urgent need for us all, no matter where in the world we live, to use water efficiently, without waste, and as wisely as possible. We need to ensure that this precious resource is treated with the respect it deserves for the benefit of our future generations.
Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you imagine not having privacy when you need it the most? Can you imagine having no access to clean water? Probably not. So what can you do about it?
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9th November 2012